Daily Photo – Friday 11th September 2015 – 3D chalk walk

The Brisbane festival is still in full swing, so we decided to have a scout around the outdoor festival area tonight, that promises food places, musical entertainment and a 3D chalk walk.

And by a chalk walk….it was actually just two locations…where artists have drawn huge chalk images on the ground, which when you stand on the provided little stand and look down through the suggested aperture, you do get a good 3D feel of the image.

I haven’t quite captured that in the photo….but you can get the idea, and see a very good chalk picture.

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3D chalk walk

We sat and enjoyed a bit of the Friday evening vibe with music from the bar whilst enjoying the sunset views over the river.

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New William Street building reflects the sky quite well with all that glass.

And after such a strenuous evening (! cough, cough – any excuse!) some sustenance was required….so naturally to the food trucks we go.

And who could resist topped cronuts and donuts like these? (Hint: not me).

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Cronut or donut anyone?
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Daily Photo – Wednesday 9th September 2015 – Professional Dancers

A few weeks ago I went to a free ballroom dance class. And whilst I found it very challenging, it was also lots of fun.

Circumstances on that night, meant at one point I was paired with the instructor, who did an amazing job of not getting frustrated or showing too much pain when I got the moves wrong….or indeed stood on his feet.

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Professional Dancers

It was a pleasant surprise therefore when I stopped by the front yard of the QPAC (Queensland Performing Arts Centre) on my way to the cinema tonight, to find my instructor with more professional dancers showing how it should be done.

I’d recommend giving it a go, even if only once if you see an opportunity.

Daily Photo – Tuesday 8th September 2015 – Brunswick Street Mural

This beaten copper mural by an unknown artist apparently depicts the history of Brunswick Street from 1890 to 1970.

With New Farm on the left and Fortitude Valley on the right.

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Brunswick Street Mural

The plate says it was commissioned by the National Australia Bank in 1972, and it was displayed at the bank until the 1990’s.

Queensland Rail purchased it in 2004, which is why I guess it is now displayed on one of the platforms at Fortitude Valley railway station.

Shame it’s not possible to get a little closer to it, to see the details.

Daily Photo – Monday 7th September 2015 – The Courier

Another lunchtime meander, and another bit of street art discovered.

I clearly didn’t hang around for long enough, because I looked through one of those black rings, saw the street on the other side, took this picture, and a picture of the descriptive plate in the ground near it….without reading it.

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The Courier

That plate states the following:

“John Coleman

The Courier

1999

Stainless Steel

‘The Courier’ is an interactive artwork presenting news snippets from an early edition of The Moreton Bay Courier which was published near this site from 1851 to 1884.

Exploring ‘The Courier’ will reveal stories of the past and images of the present.”

Looks like I might need to revisit this particular piece of artwork and spend some time exploring it!

Daily Photo – Saturday 5th September 2015 – Bug on a wall

Today was a jam packed day.

We saw an AFL game at the Gabba, and actually got to walk across the turf afterwards.

Then the evening saw us at one of the events of the Brisbane festival: Rise for the Oceans.

I’ll leave it to the official publication to explain that: “Rise for the Oceans brought together a tremendous line-up of great Australians – Bernard Fanning, Tim Winton, William Barton, Katie Noonan, Jessica Watson among them – in a multi-arts celebration of the Great Barrier Reef, the oceans that surround us, and the 50th anniversary of the Australian Marine Conservation Society.”

A mixed bag of songs, music, talks, vidoes and on stage art.

But the photo for the day? This bug was spotted at some point in the day…..but I now can’t remember where! Could have been on the way to parkrun, but could easily have been at any other point. But it doesn’t really matter.

Two things spring to mind…..

1. Is it trying to ‘hide’ on this blue grout?

2. I have no idea what it is, and indeed whether it is something to be wary of.

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Bug on a wall

Daily Photo – Thursday 27th August 2015 – Look up or down?

Don’t know about you, but I noticed there was a recent trend of articles, videos and social media posts encouraging people to look up from their gadgets and experience the world around them.

Whilst walking along Adelaide Street today in Brisbane I noticed this….

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Walking on art

..embedded in the footpath it made me smile. Because actually you’ve got to be looking down to notice it.

And then further along the street I noticed this….

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Mini logo

…that little logo placed in the corner of that tree grate thingy, is actually the logo commonly associated with Brisbane, used by Brisbane City Council. It represents the City Hall building.

And that lovely looking building will no doubt feature in posts on here now and in the future. Just search my tags for ‘City Hall’ if you’re interested.

Daily Photo – Tuesday 18th August 2015 – Rail Bridge Mural

I forgot to take a photo again today, so this image is from about a week later. But I pass this place many days on way to either the library, work, or just the city.

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Rail Bridge mural

It represents one of the things I love about Brisbane. Art…in many forms….anywhere and everywhere.

It just makes it an interesting place to walk around and see things.